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Bruised, battered.... but not broken!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon4561, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Just came back from local music festival..... for some reason, the organizers hid one of the barricade bars, behind a wheely bin on an angle.... and when it got dark I tripped over the protruding, and carefully concealed end, and fell UP a flight of steps..... it was so well disguised. So.... carted off to first aid tent.......Left hand badly grazed in various spots...and have three band-aids on the deepest gauges..... right arm between wrist and elbow is bandaged, as very badly grazed.... left leg grazed, but I was wearing jeans, so not too bad, so just ignoring that...... So feeling pretty good all round! No, seriously..... saw one particularly brilliant band..... Totally gutted that in a town of 18,500 there was about 300 people there.... would like to know what was on telly tonight that stopped the other 18,200 people attending?. Anyway, the point of this (well, there isn't actually a point!) .. I've gone to music festival, and come home bandaged............so feeling like irresponsible teenager again!
     
  2. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    It just seems a bit strange to me that you'd hold a music festival in March. I mean, cold, dark - hence your fall (sorry you are wounded as a result!) - June / July much better - warm, light evenings, etc..
    On a similar theme I went to see Squeeze at the Albert Hall in the week (nice and warm and indoors [​IMG]). My husband has always been a big fan, and the audience was largely male, beer-bellied and aged 50+. I enjoyed watching both the performance and the audience from my vangtage point - imagine a whole hall full of middle-aged dads dancing at a wedding and you'll get the picture. Hysterical!
     
  3. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    Small town suspicion? I remember back in the 1970s Steve Hillage played at a free festival in North Essex. It was free and only a couple of hundred went in. More of the locals in fact drove past to see what was going on having locked up their daughters first. Mind you things have improved, at least now in a spirit of equality and diversity they'd lock up their sons as well.
    .....In fact it was 1978. Someone with way too much time on their hands has produced this invaluable resource:
    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hawkwind/fests70to79.html
     
  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Just the mention of Steven Hillage made me laugh out loud. I'm not sure why tbh. I suppose a ridiculous, cliched image of 70's hair cutted, tranced out hippy types in a field popped into my head . . . . or am I thinking of Osric Tentacles? Tangerine Dream?
    Was Steven Hillage the depressing one? . . . . .blimey!! my memory, will need to jump on youtube and check out, it's annoying me now.

     
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Eeeek. Steve (not Steven, you embicile!) Hillage is pretty dire. Wrinkles face up into a face of complete blank incomprehension.

     
  6. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    He was always pretty dire, and in 1978 hardly cutting edge, but to be fair it was an Anti-Nazi league festival at a time when the NF were limbering up.
     
  7. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Ha - only if you're a real saddo!
     

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